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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Foolish  \Fool"ish\,  a. 
  1.  Marked  with  or  exhibiting,  folly;  void  of  understanding; 
  weak  in  intellect;  without  judgment  or  discretion;  silly; 
  unwise. 
 
  I  am  a  very  foolish  fond  old  man.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Such  as  a  fool  would  do  proceeding  from  weakness  of  mind 
  or  silliness;  exhibiting  a  want  of  judgment  or  discretion; 
  as  a  foolish  act 
 
  3.  Absurd;  ridiculous;  despicable;  contemptible. 
 
  A  foolish  figure  he  must  make  --Prior. 
 
  Syn:  Absurd;  shallow;  shallow-brained;  brainless;  simple; 
  irrational;  unwise;  imprudent;  indiscreet;  incautious; 
  silly;  ridiculous;  vain;  trifling;  contemptible.  See 
  {Absurd}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  foolish 
  adj  1:  devoid  of  good  sense  or  judgment;  "foolish  remarks";  "a 
  foolish  decision"  [ant:  {wise}] 
  2:  (informal)  having  or  revealing  stupidity;  "ridiculous 
  anserine  behavior";  "a  dopey  answer";  "a  dopey  kid";  "some 
  fool  idea  about  rewriting  authors'  books"  [syn:  {anserine}, 
  {dopy},  {dopey},  {fool(a)},  {goosey},  {goosy},  {gooselike}] 




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